He said the 115 'Darzi centres' opened so far had 'revolution-ised' GP access, but PCTs will drive any further access plans, not the DoH.
He has launched a report into the progress since his NHS review, High Quality Care for All, was published a year ago, identifying the next steps.
Hospital consultants will be made accountable for budgets to drive efficiency, Lord Darzi said, a voluntary scheme will be set up for peer-to-peer reviews of services, and redundant targets will be scrapped.
The progress report, High Quality for All: Our Journey So Far says 50 GP-led health centres have opened, and 65 practices in underdoctored areas.
Patient budget pilots, NICE's QOF role and commissioning growth are cited as successes.
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